Wednesday, July 27, 2011

[digital] Simian Mobile Disco - Skin Cracker

Artist(s): Simian Mobile Disco
Name: Skin Cracker
Genre: techno
Label: Delicacies
Catalog: DELI003
No. of tracks: 2
Type: normal


01. Skin Cracker
02. Hákarl (Shark Cheese)


I got the honor of seeing UK duo Simian Mobile Disco performing live last summer, and I was impressed of what a great show they did. So no wonder that I kept a close eye on their releases, including this one, released on their own Delicacies label.

Monday, July 25, 2011

[digital] Jona - This Time EP

Artist(s): Jona
Name: This Time EP
Genre: tech-house, electro

Label: Leena Music
Catalog: LEENA MUSIC 022
No. of tracks: 3
Type: normal


1. This Time
2. Drifting Away
3. Resonate


Dunno why, but I`ll always think of Booka Shade when I listen to this EP. Partly because Belgian Jona combines tech-house with electronica sounds. And the result is just great.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

[digital] Alex Celler - Blue Vaudeville EP

Artist(s): Alex Celler
Name: Blue Vaudeville EP
Genre: deep house, tech house
Label: Cecille Numbers
Catalog: CEN014
No. of tracks: 4
Type: normal


01. Blue Vaudeville
02. Blue Vaudeville (Shonky Remix)
03. Dawn In The Jungle
04. Ecossaise


The first Cecille Numbers for 2011 kept us waiting and waiting, but I`m glad to report that the EP signed by Alex Celler rises up to the expectations, delivering us music at the quality we were accustomed by the German label.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

[digital] V.A. - Beast Of Vakant 2004 – 2011

Artist(s): Onur Ozer, Mathias Kaden, Dinky, Dewalta, Livio & Roby, Dario Zenker, Cesare Marchese, Alex Smoke, Nico Purman, Quixote, Robag Wruhme, Tolga Fidan, Anthony Collins; remixes by Dj Koze, Luna City Express, Matthias Tanzmann, Loco Dice, Isole, 2000 and One
Name: Beast Of Vakant 2004 – 2011
Genre: techno, tech-house, minimal
Label: Vakant
Catalog: VADIG02
No. of tracks: 25
Type: unmixed


01. Alex Smoke – I-73 Night
02. Cesare Marchese – Ferni & Fefe Fightin’
03. Dario Zenker – Belfort
04. Dario Zenker – Blue Champa
05. Dewalta – Angels Trumpet
06. Dewalta – Farina
07. Dinky – Da 20′s
08. Livio & Roby – Hatzumoto Song
09. Mathias Kaden – Kawaba (Dj Koze’s Kosi-san Remix)
10. Mathias Kaden – Moron
11. Mathias Kaden – Roots (Luna City Express & Matthias Tanzmann Remix)
12. Nico Purman – Euphrasia
13. Nico Purman – Funk Forest
14. Nico Purman – Rize
15. Onur Ozer – Eclipse (Loco Dice Remix)
16. Onur Ozer – Innervoice (Isole Remix)
17. Onur Ozer – Orion
18. Onur Ozer – Red Cabaret (2000 And One Remix)
19. Onur Ozer – Vakant Limited 1
20. Quixote – Pelters
21. Robag Wruhme – Hodgkin Mopp
22. Tolga Fidan – Alright
23. Tolga Fidan – For Our Fathers
24. Tolga Fidan – Tanbulistan
25. Tolga Fidan & Anthony Collins – La Cadence


For 7 years, Berlin based label Vakant represented a very important marker when it comes to minimal techno and tech-house. And now, to celebrate this, a best-of compilation was born, with 25 tracks to remember the good old times, with superstars like Onur Ozer, Loco Dice and Mathias Kaden present.

[digital] AFFKT & Jairo Catelo - Been Touched Series 02

Artist(s): AFFKT & Jairo Catelo
Name: Been Touched Series 02
Genre: house, tech-house
Label: Sincopat
Catalog: Sincopat BT 002
No. of tracks: 4
Type: normal


01. Hemanjai
02. Hemanjai (Negru Remix)
03. Skeletoraff
04. Skeletoraff (Samuel Dan Remix)


AFFKT and Jairo Catelo released a month ago a very interesting house EP, containing 2 tracks and 1 remix for each of them.Hemanjai starts the release with echoed vocals and trumpets that follow from the middle of the track to the end. And if you are not a trumpet lover, Negru welcomes you with a very cool bass-line starting exactly from the middle. Skeletoraff brings an old-school house vibe, while Samuel Dan`s remix has some deep-house influences, just before hitting you with angry vocals and strong percussion. Summing up, a very good EP that deserves to be listened (especially the remix by Negru), so that`s why I let you decide with the following videos:

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

[digital] Loco Dice - Knibbie Never Comes Alone/Loose Hooks

Artist(s): Loco Dice
Name: Knibbie Never Comes Alone/Loose Hooks
Genre: techno, tech-house, minimal
Label: Minus
Catalog: MINUS111
No. of tracks: 2
Type: normal


01. Knibbie Never Comes Alone
02. Loose Hooks


Loco is back on the Minus record label, after 5 years since his last release there. Since then, labels like Desolat, Cocoon, Cadenza and Ovum relied on his works. Now he is back with a 2-track EP, but is it worth buying?

[CD] V.A. - Cocoon Compilation K

Artist(s): David August, Nina Kraviz, Dinky, Henrik Schwarz, Matt John, Christian Burkhardt, Einzelkind, Argy, Butch, Sascha Dive, Tom Trago, Minilogue
Name: Cocoon Compilation K
Genre: techno, tech-house
Label: Cocoon Recordings
Catalog: CORCD027
No. of tracks: 12
Type: CD; also available as a limited 6-piece vinyl box


01. David August – True Romance
02. Nina Kraviz – W-Bleu
03. Dinky – Luvin
04. Henrik Schwarz – Now This Way
05. Matt John – The Blue Storm
06. Maetrik – Caught Between
07. Christian Burkhardt & Einzelkind – Icon
08. Argy – The Thrust
09. Butch – Antique
10. Sascha Dive – New Frontiers
11. Tom Trago – Fifth Fase
12. Minilogue – Blessed


Vath`s Cocoon hits the charts with the annual compilation, reaching the letter K, and starting another decade of top-notch techno and tech-house music. Each release is out on a CD or, in extended form, in digital and on an exclusive (and expensive) 6-piece vinyl. So turn your speakers on and listen to the newest of the compilations, with a phenomenal rooster of artists containing names like Nina Kraviz, Dinky, Einzelkind, Butch, Argy, Sascha Dive and Minilogue.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

[digital] Kollektiv Turmstrasse - Rebellion der Träumer (Remixes Part 1)

Artist(s): Kollektiv Turmstrasse
Name: Rebellion der Träumer (Remixes Part 1)
Genre: techno, tech-house
Label: Connaisseur Recordings
Catalog: CNS044
No. of tracks: 2
Type: normal


01. Was Bleibt (Jimpster Vocal Remix)
02. Heimat (Robag’s Turmkolle Rekksmow)


The staggering quality and originality exhibited by the duo known as Kollektiv Turmstrasse makes me wonder how much time do I have to wait until their next release. With their new album Rebellion der Träumer in stores, it`s time to look if the first remix EP rises to the high expectations I have.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

[digital] Oliver Huntemann, Dubfire - Elements Volume 1&2 (Fuego & Terra)

Artist(s): Oliver Huntemann, Dubfire
Name: Elements Volume 1 & 2: Fuego & Terra
Genre: techno
Label: Ideal Audio
Catalog: Ideal 11-6
No. of tracks: 2 (one on each EP)
Type: Single-sided vinyls


01. Fuego (1st EP)
02. Terra (2nd EP)


I hate one sided vinyl, as it spoils one vinyl just for one track. But I make an exception this time, as one of my favortie artists join together once more to create impressive techno tracks. This alliance created Diablo and Dios, and now it comes and recreates the 4 elements. Two of them are already in shops: Fire (Fuego) and Earth (Terra).

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

[digital] Nick Curly - Series 1.2 EP

Artist(s): Nick Curly
Name: Series 1.2
Genre: tech-house
Label: Cecille
Catalog: CEC010
No. of tracks: 3


01. Stuntman
02. Disco Miami
03. Play


Good music has no age. And on this blog I will try to review not only the fresh tracks but also the ones that remained in my heart long after I first heard them. Like the Series EPs from Nick Curly, 3 pieces of vinyl released on 8bit (the first) and on Cecille (the ones to come). You can find my review of the final installment here.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

[digital] DJ T. – City Life EP

Artist(s): DJ T. feat. Cari Golden
Name: City Life
Genre: tech-house, house
Label: Get Physical
Catalog: GPM150
No. of tracks: 3
Type: unmixed


01. City Life (Dj T.`s rework)
02. City Life (Maceo Plex remix)
03. City Life (Maya Jane Coles remix)


Thomas Koch, that releases his work under the name of DJ T., is definitely one of the pillars of Get Physical Music. And it is only normal to celebrate 150 releases with a remix pack of his City Life track, out with his new album, The Pleasure Principle. This EP contains 3 remixes, one signed by Mr.T himself, and the other 2 by Maceo Plex and Maya Jane Coles.